Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Kids today are much different than we were. Don't know if that's good or bad...

 Growing up, we didn't have social media of any kind, so we could have never pulled off the kind of shit these guys are getting away with... 

Following a pop-up party that drew thousands to Long Branch, NJ this past weekend, state and local officials are scrambling to find solutions to combating rowdy and potentially dangerous crowds as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.
Long Branch imposed a curfew after as many as 5,000 young people mobbed the area around Pier Village near the beach in town. Police used a flash-bang and smoke grenades to disperse the crowd. Fifteen people were arrested, mostly for fighting.
One State Senator - Robert Singer - has called on the state to create a task force to combat what he calls "orchestrated criminal acts." The goal of the task force, Singer says, would be to identify and prosecute the organizers of such pop-up parties, and hopefully dissuade more of them.
Under current law, classifying these pop-up parties as a "riot" would be difficult, especially if the gatherings are generally peaceful.
 
The funniest - and most ironic - thing about this guy's bitching is that he went on social media to complain about social media shit. Go figure, huh?

In the latest incident in Long Branch, arrests were made generally for fighting, not simply for being part of a large gathering.
Local officials are likely to start imposing curfews in an attempt to give police a reason to keep large gatherings from forming at night, but that does little to address daytime parties on beaches and boardwalks.
Aside from changing the law, it is unclear what other steps the state could take to intervene.
The State Police have a robust cyber-crimes division that could, in theory, monitor social media for flyers and other messages calling for people to gather at a specific time and place. That would allow towns to deploy police to discourage any rowdy behavior.
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Black Americans who are “tired” of American hostility can relocate to Ghana and be “free from White America’s psychic violence,” according to a recent Washington Post piece that suggests, “Sometimes, leaving is the most powerful form of resistance.”
In an essay published in the Washington Post on Wednesday titled, “For African Americans tired of U.S. hostility, Ghana is still calling,” columnist Karen Attiah begins by citing American civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois’ move to Ghana in 1961.
Fuck - I'll kick in for your bus fare 
if you wanna go that bad...
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Speaks to a much bigger issue and it's true. Under Biden's fuckery, we're giving back or have already lost everything we gained during DJT's tenure in the White House. Four years to fix stuff, four months to fuck it all up again. Way to go, Joe...
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If you've never had a New Jersey-style Italian Hot dog, you have no idea what you're missing. Last night's dinner on home-baked Italian pizza bread. 
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Out of touch as ever, President Biden celebrated record-high gas prices Monday, gushing that the pump pain was part of “an incredible transition” of the US economy away from fossil fuels. 
“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said during a press conference in Japan following his meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
The president then insisted that his administration’s actions, rather than increasing the price of gas, had actually been able to “keep it from getting worse — and it’s bad.” 

The lesson to be learned here is a simple one.
 When you're an idiot, you think everyone else is an idiot also...
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A longtime World Health Organization (WHO) infectious disease expert said the recent outbreaks of monkeypox may be explained by sexual transmission from two recent raves in Europe.
David Heymann, who chaired a meeting of the World Health Organization’s advisory group on infectious disease threats on Friday to discuss the outbreak, told The Associated Press that the raves held in Spain and Belgium are the leading theory to explain the disease’s recent unprecedented spread.
“It’s very possible there was somebody who got infected, developed lesions on the genitals, hands or somewhere else, and then spread it to others when there was sexual or close, physical contact,” Heymann said. “And then there were these international events that seeded the outbreak around the world, into the U.S. and other European countries.” Heymann called the outbreaks “a random event.” 

Monkeypox has remained endemic in animals in areas of Africa, a main source of outbreaks in the region that does not usually spread across borders. But now, recent cases in the U.S. and Europe have caused concern. Belgium, the site of one of the raves, has implemented a mandatory three-week quarantine for confirmed patients, but President Biden said he doesn’t expect the U.S. to follow suit.
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When this whole blog thing starts to make sense, let me know 
and I'll change it back to when it didn't, because it's not 
supposed to. Ya get that?
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In February, the entertainment conglomerate raised ticket prices with a four-day standard ticket now costing a minimum of $447.70.
The four-day Park Hopper Ticket now costs a minimum of $540.89, and a four-day Park Hopper Plus ticket is now $559.53.
At the same time, Disney is getting rid of cost-saving options like a free shuttle from the airport and free parking at its resorts. Now, some average American families say they cannot afford to visit the Happiest Place on Earth as the median income is $67,521 a year.
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4 comments:

  1. The Ghana thing has been pitched before; Marcus Garvey heralded the great "Back to Africa Movement" in the early part of last century which proved very popular with white Americans and was lucrative for Garvey. Who was driven out of the U.S. as a fraud because few Blacks actually chose to leave for Africa.

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  2. "Every time the Senate convenes, there's a risk of people getting hurt.
    This needs to stop, but I doubt any politician will effect change.

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  3. The Biden translator realizes exactly what he's saying.

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